The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed the week of February 10-16, 2019 as Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week in the province. This year’s theme is Creating a Vibrant Education Together and was chosen by the Saskatchewan Association of School Councils (SASC).
Residents in south-west Saskatchewan now have more rapid access to life-saving critical care with a new helipad certified for use, allowing the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) to land at Cypress Regional Hospital in Swift Current.
Saskatchewan’s year-over-year employment increased by 7,700 jobs from January 2018. This marks the sixth consecutive month of strong job gains for the province. The job gains were split between full-time and part-time increases, with full-time up 4,400 jobs and part-time up 3,200 jobs. Jobs in the private sector were up 16,200.
With Saskatchewan’s Family Day holiday fast approaching, residents and visitors are encouraged to participate in the annual winter free fishing weekend from February 16-18. Each year in conjunction with Family Day, people are encouraged to try ice fishing at no cost and enjoy Saskatchewan’s natural beauty in the winter.
Today, the Water Security Agency (WSA) released the preliminary spring runoff outlook for 2019.
The Ministry of Corrections and Policing is providing nearly $330,000 to Saskatchewan municipal police and community-based organizations (CBOs) for new policing tools and programming through the Criminal Property Forfeiture Program. In accordance with legislation, approximately $280,000, an amount that matches what was provided to municipal police services, will also be deposited from the Criminal Property Forfeiture Fund into the Victims’ Fund.
Saskatchewan’s February public offering of Crown petroleum and natural gas rights held on Tuesday, which saw attention focused on the Kindersley area, raised a total of $10.2 million for the province.
With extreme cold across the province, the Government of Saskatchewan, along with its community partners, wants to remind residents of its Cold Weather Strategy to ensure that every Saskatchewan resident has a safe and warm place to sleep.
A new Community Recovery Team in Saskatoon is providing more intensive supports for people living with complex, persistent mental health challenges. A total of $4.2 million in targeted funding supports the launch of Community Recovery Teams in Saskatoon and seven other communities across Saskatchewan.
Today, Premier Scott Moe announced that Saskatchewan municipalities will see an overall funding increase of more than $10 million for 2019-20, bringing the total amount to $251 million next fiscal year for the municipal revenue sharing program. The announcement was made while Premier Moe addressed the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) at their Annual General Meeting.